The Board affirms its commitment to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information or disability, and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA, § 1001.13, the Superintendent shall prepare a procedure designed to ensure nondiscriminatory practice in recruitment and hiring for all positions requiring administrator certification, as well as to result in selection of the most qualified candidates.

Moreover, upon each occasion of administrative vacancy, the Superintendent shall review the procedure and make appropriate adaptations as may be warranted by special circumstances.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA, § 4502.4-A, the district’s Affirmative Action Plan shall include: a description of the status of the district’s nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice, plans for in-service training programs on gender equity for teachers, administrators and the School Board; and the relationship of the above to the State’s five-year goal for the employment of women in administrative positions.

Legal Reference: 5 MRSA § 4576
20-A MRSA §§ 6, 254.8-10, 256.1, 7, 1001.13, 4502.4A, 13011.6, 13019-A.1D, 13019-B.1C
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ADOPTED: March 12, 1996
REVISED: June 10, 2003
December 14, 2004
November 13, 2012

School Board Members 2019

Susana Measelle Hubbs - Chair
Heather Altenburg - Co-Vice Chair
Elizabeth Scifres
Kimberly Carr - Co-Vice Chair
Laura DeNino
M. Nasir Shir
Hope Straw
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